Global Climate Leaders to Participate in Egypt-ICF to Address Climate Change in Africa

Egypt – High-level climate leaders from around the world are expected to participate in the second edition of the Egypt-International Cooperation Forum (Egypt-ICF) and the meeting of African Ministers of Economy, Finance and Environment which will take place will be held under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi from September 7 to 9.

The event is organized by the Ministry of International Cooperation in partnership with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Environment and will see the high-level participation of heads of international and regional financial institutions, as well as heads of United Nations to urge the international community to deepen its partnership with Africa and forge a common path.

High-level leaders expected to attend the event are Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General and Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group; John Kerry, US climate envoy; Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance; and Odile Renaud Basso, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Egypt capitalizes on its rich history of international cooperation to strengthen solidarity and cooperation between Africa and the world and continues to promote the building of a global community with a shared future.

The second edition of the Egypt-ICF Forum is being held ahead of the United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP27) under the theme of moving from promises to implementation.

The overall objective of the event is to ensure the coherence of African positions on climate finance with needs, to prioritize actions that can be taken by African countries with targeted support to increase climate finance available for the implementation implemented, showcasing successful development practices and advocating for feasible new initiatives and policies. on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The event is also organized in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Afrexim Bank, African Development Bank Group, World Bank, Climate Investment Fund, BADEA Bank, Islamic Society International Trade Finance Corporation, International Finance Corporation, European Investment Bank, Banque Misr and National Bank of Egypt.

Other high-level participants are Benedict Okey Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of the African Export-Import Bank; Mathias Cormann, Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development; Khalida Bouzar, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the United Nations Development Program Regional Bureau for Arab States; Vera Songwe, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations; Mari Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank; Mokhtar Diop, Executive Director and Vice President of the International Finance Corporation; Mahmoud Mohieldin, Egypt’s top UN climate champion; Ghada Fathy Ismail Waly, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna; and Nigel Topping, Britain’s top climate action champion.

Several African ministers will also attend, including Barbara Creecy, Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs of the Republic of South Africa; Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning of Nigeria; Alamine Ousmane, Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development of Cameroon; Ukur Yatan, Cabinet Secretary for National Treasury and Planning in Kenya; Dier Tong Ngor, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of South Sudan; Garama Saratou Rabiou Inoussa, Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Desertification of Niger; Romuald Wadagni, Minister of Economy and Finance of Benin; José Didier Tonato, Minister of Living Environment and Sustainable Development of Benin; Dennis K. Vandi, Minister of Finance of Sierra Leone; Arlette Soudan-Nonault, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Democratic Republic of Congo; Mohamed Abdoulkader Moussa, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Guinea; Abdou Karim Sall, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Senegal; Seglaro Abel Somé, Minister of Economy and Finance of Burkina Faso; Samila Ouedrago, Minister of Ecological Transition and Environment of Burkina Faso; Guy Loando Mboyo, Minister of Territorial Development of the Democratic Republic of Congo; Francisca Eneme Efua, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Forests and Environment of Guinea; Christian Mwando, Minister of Planning of the Democratic Republic of Congo; Kavydass Ramano, Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change of Mauritius; and David Wonou Oladokoun, Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development and Nature Protection of Togo.

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